It's Yo Birthday: Waka Flocka's Top 21 Tracks
Today Juaquin James Malphurs known better to us as Waka Flocka Flame turns 28. Waka has made quick progress in his career over recent years. The ATL rapper has been releasing music in the game since 2009, clocking up 11 mixtapes throughout the years as well as two studio albums and eight singles. His work has made a name for himself in trap as he consistently has kept his music focused on the genre.
Waka Flocka Reported To Have Eloped With Tammy Rivera
Waka Flocka Flame has been engaged to fellow Love & Hip Hop Hip Atlanta star Tammy Rivera for a minute, but as far as we knew, a wedding wasn't planned anywhere in the near future. Turns out, the Waka and Tammy wed in secret about two weeks back, according to the rapper's mother and founder of MIzay entertainment, Deb Antney.
Review: Waka Flocka Flame's "Re-Up" Mixtape
With Waka Flocka Flame’s newest album set to come out later this year, the Atlanta rapper has released a mixtape to hold us all over in the meantime. The tape, Re-Up features all-star collabs and on-point production.
Waka Flocka To Drop New Mixtape Tomorrow Titled "Re-Up"
Here’s some dope news that came out of nowhere. Waka Flocka will be dropping a new mixtape in less than 24 hours! With little promotion taking place, Waka is expected to release a new mixtape tomorrow titled Re-Up, which will hit the 'net at 8:08PM via livemixtapes.com. The project will serve as an appetizer to his long-awaited Flockaveli 2 album, which we'll hopefully be hearing later this year.
On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks. The vocals can come from samples of actual operas or, more commonly, presets on synths or keyboards, and they've been used by everyone from Three 6 Mafia to RiFF RAFF to Tech N9ne.
Waka Flocka Talks About Life After His Late Brother, Kayo Redd
Waka Flocka is not necessarily known for his vulnerability, but our heart has gone out to him since his brother's all-too-recent passing, last December. When he sat down with WKYS, he spoke about how his life is different now, saying:
Waka Flocka Announces "Return Of Flocka" Tour Dates
Waka Flocka has a couple of projects in the works, but the most eagerly anticipated has to be his upcoming sequel to Flockaveli. It looks as if the release date may be approaching, as Flocka has revealed some new tour dates in support of the project. The "Return Of Flocka" tour will kick off in Calgary January 9th, before making its way to the east coast and closing out in Indianapolis February 1st. The stint is 14 dates in total.
Waka Flocka's Brother Kayo Redd Passes Away
Shortly after the passing of Hustle Gang's Doe B, we have more unfortunate news concerning rap affiliates. Waka Flocka's younger brother, Kayo Redd, who was also an aspiring rapper, has passed away.
Waka Flocka On Gucci Mane: "Who Is That? He Don't Exist To Me"
Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane have had their differences in the past, though they seemed to always reconcile in the end. This time however, it seems as if the Brick Squad partnership is officially over. When asked about Gucci in a recent interview, Waka was instantly dismissive. "Who is that? He don't exist to me," he said. "I don't got time for nobody, my watch stopped on me man."
Young Buck Says He Has "Classic Material" With Game & Waka Flocka
Young Buck was released from prison last month, and the rapper is definitely taking advantage of his newfound freedom. Buck, who spent 2 years locked up, recently sat down with Fox News to speak on his new outlook on life.
Waka Flocka Reveals Rap EDM Album "Flockaveli Psychotics" To Drop Next Year
Waka Flocka has not been shy about his support of the EDM genre, he's even touring with electronic DJ Steve Aoki at the moment. We caught Waka on a day off in L.A. and got a quick update on what it's like to tour with Aoki, Flockaveli 2, and his EDM rap album.
Gucci Mane Suing Waka Flocka & His Mother [Update: Waka's Mom Says Gucci Needs Dr. Phil]
Though Gucci Mane has made plans to enter rehab and get his life back on track, it seems his conflict with Waka Flocka is far from over.
Two Men Reportedly Stabbed At Waka Flocka Concert In Santa Ana
Waka Flocka's performances are generally rowdy, but ultimately positive experiences, so it comes as a surprise the BSM rapper's show in Santa Ana, CA last night led to a seemingly random act of violence. At around 9:30 PM Sunday, two moshing fans were reportedly attacked with a knife, leaving both victims injured, and one hospitalized. The first, a 19-year-old male, was stabbed in the shoulder, and his wounds were treated on the scene. The second suffered a more substantial stab wound to his back. He was treated at the hospital, and is now in stable condition.
Second Chances: Rappers Who've Been Shot & Survived
Not only is the rap game stressful, it can be dangerous as well.
DJ Holiday Talks "Miley" & Breaking Records In The Strip Club
DJ Holiday is fresh off dropping the massive single "Miley" with Waka Flocka and Wiz Khalifa, but the seasoned DJ has plenty more up his sleeve. HNHH's newest addition, Kim Johansson had the chance to sit down with Holiday to talk about his recent single, as well as the Atlanta music scene in general.
Waka Flocka Confirms Role On "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta"
Waka Flocka Flame has been doing his share of press, generally over the highly publicized Gucci Mane rant. Another thing that he he's mentioned, which has sort of flown under the radar, is the possibility of having a role on the new season of "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta". In an interview with Power 105's The Breakfast Club, Waka revealed that his fiancee, Tammy Rivera will be starring in the show, but also confirmed that he will make a couple appearances. "My fiancee doing LAHH. I'll be on an episode or two," he said. Tammy also it on Twitter shortly thereafter.
Waka Flocka Says Gucci Mane "Lost His Noodles," Discusses His Relationship With Gucci
Gucci Mane's current behavior has been deemed by most of his fellow rappers as nothing out of the ordinary. 2 Chainz recently said he'd expect nothing less from Gucci.
Waka Flocka On Gucci Mane's Twitter Rant: "How Do You Believe This Lyin' Ass?"
Gucci Mane's lengthy twitter rant was certainly a spectacle, but left a lot of people wondering how much of it was based on fact, and ho much was completely fabricated. Gucci Mane called out plenty of rappers, and got pretty explicit in recalling his sexual history. In an effort to validate his claims, one phrase that kept coming up was "ask Flocka". HOT 97 did just that, though the BSM rapper didn't have much support for GuWop's stories.
Gucci Mane Continues Twitter War, Puts Nicki Minaj, Drake & More On Blast [Update: Nicki, T.I. & Tyga Respond]
Gucci Mane and many of his Brick Squad and BSM affiliates went at it on Twitter yesterday. The argument seemingly began with accusations that GuWop himself had paid the lawyer fees for Slim Dunkin's killer, but quickly progressed into money and label issues within the Squad.
Gucci Mane's Brick Squad Movement Deteriorates After New Twitter Attacks
As observed by Complex, it seems the trouble in Brick Squad paradise has come to a head. This comes after months of disagreements from within the label, mostly between Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame.